A rare jewel sits on a lush one and a half acre property in the prime of the Los Angeles real estate. Built by Hollywood actress Virginia Bruce in 1938, this gem has been completely updated with the finest in modern conveniences. Despite that, it still reflects the old world charm and craftsmanship of bygone days. Let’s take a look at this Old Hollywood meets modern day contemporary in the Pacific Palisades.
A Grand Entrance
As you approach this beautiful Hamptons style estate from the private circular brick drive, you enter the grand wood front door and are immediately greeted by a large open foyer. From the entrance, you can see the living room, dining room, and billiards room. You also have views over the large sunroom and outdoor entertaining area. The two-story curved staircase stands out as a focal point in this beautiful entryway.
The Living Room
Featuring paneled walls, one of seven total fireplaces in the home, and authentic oak floors, the formal living area is perfect for entertaining. It also opens to the large outdoor patio through gorgeous french doors and is flooded by natural light.
A Sunroom to Remember
The sunroom is a noteworthy focal point of this beautiful home. It features the original exposed brick as well as floor to ceiling windows overlooking the serene koi pond. The beautiful mature landscaping makes you feel more like you’re sitting in the jungle than tucked away in Los Angeles!
The Billiards Room
What old-school home would be complete without a billiards room? Paneled in luxurious dark wood and featuring a fireplace and bay window, this masculine hideaway is bound to be a top attraction when entertaining.
A Dream Kitchen
We all know kitchens serve as the focal point of any home and this gourmet custom kitchen doesn’t disappoint. The beautiful Calcutta gold marble and wood finishes are juxtaposed against crisp white cabinetry. The top of the line appliances will delight even the most sophisticated chef. There is also an indoor barbecue! Enjoy a glass of wine from its built-in dining nook or the bar at the end of the massive custom island.
The Master Suite
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The home features 9 bedrooms and six bathrooms, although it is the master suite that truly steals the show. The expansive master suite has been thoughtfully renovated featuring his and hers bathrooms. One bathroom has a stand-alone soaking tub, state of the art shoe closet, and views over the pool and yard. The other features a more masculine feel with a walkout balcony overlooking the serene koi pond. The master suite also features a separate sitting area with a spiral staircase tucked away that brings you to the private pub tucked beneath.
An English Pub in LA
You read the above correctly, this home features a secret English pub tucked beneath the master suite. With dark wood and leaded windows, it’s certainly the perfect retreat for those wishing to get away from it all. Painstakingly maintained over the years, it’s a one of a kind feature you won’t find anywhere else in Los Angeles.
The Great Outdoors
Perhaps one of the greatest features of this unique home is the expansive outdoor space. Mature landscaping surrounds you everywhere you turn. In addition, it’s the perfect outdoor space for entertaining complete with a pool, spa, fire feature, and green area perfect for volleyball or soccer.
Lovers of the outdoors will adore taking a stroll down the meandering garden paths, through the orchard, along the gurgling stream and waterfalls, or just wondering among the thoughtfully planned and meticulously maintained gardens.
You simply cannot to the Old Hollywood charm of this luxurious Pacific Palisades home. So, which is your favorite feature? Be sure to contact Cindy Ambuehl if you are interested in this unique home.